Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean

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Our recommendations help you choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

Best Choice

Best Choices

Buy first, they're well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.
Good Alternative

Good AlternativeS

Buy, but be aware there are concerns with how they're caught or farmed.


Don't buy, they're overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

New and Updated Recommendations

January 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for amberjack, carp, crab, smelt and trout and updated recommendations for crab and lobster.

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What's New


New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations.

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Making Strides for Ocean Health at the Our Ocean Conference

Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced two major commitments.

Read more on our Conservation & Science blog


Jimmy's Famous American Tavern Partners with Seafood Watch

Jimmy's serves sustainable seafood at their five southern California locations.

Learn more on j-fat.com
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